2001 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2001 Rio de Janeiro motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixteenth and latest round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 1–3 November 2001 at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet. It was also the final 500cc race in Grand Prix motorcycle racing history. This also marked the final Grand Prix win in the career of Daijiro Kato before his death caused by a crash in the 2003 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix race.

Brazil  2001 Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix
Race details
Race 16 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date3 November 2001
Official nameCinzano Rio Grand Prix[1]
LocationAutódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.933 km (3.065 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Tohru Ukawa
Time 1:51.431
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:53.258 on lap 16
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Spain Carlos Checa
Third Italy Max Biaggi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Fonsi Nieto
Time 1:53.819
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:55.315 on lap 22
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Italy Roberto Locatelli
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:58.676
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Simone Sanna
Time 2:11.067 on lap 6
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second Italy Simone Sanna
Third France Arnaud Vincent

Also, this is the last season without Jorge Lorenzo in the category until 2020.

500 cc classificationEdit

The race was held in two parts as rain caused its interruption; aggregate times from the two heats determined the final result.[2]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 24 45:57.414 5 25
2 7   Carlos Checa Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +0.143 7 20
3 3   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 24 +6.980 10 16
4 4   Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 24 +19.053 12 13
5 65   Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 24 +20.655 2 11
6 6   Norifumi Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 24 +20.829 9 10
7 28   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 24 +27.894 14 9
8 10   José Luis Cardoso Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 24 +45.110 15 8
9 56   Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 24 +2:25.532 4 7
10 5   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 23 +1 lap 13 6
11 9   Leon Haslam Shell Advance Honda Honda 23 +1 lap 18 5
12 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 23 +1 lap 6 4
13 14   Anthony West Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 22 +2 laps 16 3
14 12   Haruchika Aoki Arie Molenaar Racing Honda 22 +2 laps 17 2
15 18   Brendan Clarke Shell Advance Honda Honda 22 +2 laps 19 1
16 1   Kenny Roberts Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 22 +2 laps 3
17 21   Barry Veneman Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 22 +2 laps 20
Ret 11   Tohru Ukawa Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 7 Retirement 1
Ret 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Proton Team KR Proton KR 1 Retirement 11
Ret 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0 Retirement 8
DNS 41   Noriyuki Haga Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [1][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 22 43:38.212 2 25
2 5   Marco Melandri Aprilia 22 +0.508 7 20
3 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 22 +1.382 4 16
4 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 22 +3.569 1 13
5 99   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 22 +3.846 3 11
6 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 22 +11.032 5 10
7 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 22 +14.786 11 9
8 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 22 +26.769 12 8
9 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 22 +42.705 6 7
10 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 22 +45.602 9 6
11 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 22 +46.659 19 5
12 57   Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 22 +55.054 18 4
13 81   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 22 +1:00.211 8 3
14 11   Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 22 +1:04.153 14 2
15 22   José David de Gea Yamaha 22 +1:04.281 21 1
16 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 22 +1:04.807 10
17 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia 22 +1:06.148 13
18 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 22 +1:24.059 15
19 45   Stuart Edwards Yamaha 21 +1 lap 29
20 24   Jason Vincent Yamaha 21 +1 lap 23
21 36   Luis Costa Yamaha 21 +1 lap 28
22 42   David Checa Honda 21 +1 lap 20
23 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 21 +1 lap 16
24 23   César Barros Yamaha 21 +1 lap 27
25 27   Shaun Geronimi Yamaha 20 +2 laps 25
26 14   Katja Poensgen Honda 20 +2 laps 30
Ret 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 15 Retirement 17
Ret 55   Diego Giugovaz Aprilia 10 Retirement 24
Ret 41   Dámaso Nácher Honda 8 Retirement 31
Ret 16   David Tomás Honda 3 Accident 22
Ret 84   Cristiano Vieira Yamaha 3 Accident 26
DNQ 85   Rafael da Cunha Honda Did not qualify
Source: [5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 21 46:47.181 1 25
2 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia 21 +0.112 9 20
3 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 21 +27.647 14 16
4 24   Toni Elías Honda 21 +32.325 4 13
5 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 21 +37.646 5 11
6 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 21 +42.052 18 10
7 4   Masao Azuma Honda 21 +42.563 21 9
8 18   Jakub Smrž Honda 21 +42.642 8 8
9 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 21 +42.867 20 7
10 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 21 +43.854 15 6
11 25   Joan Olivé Honda 21 +1:11.667 7 5
12 10   Jarno Müller Honda 21 +1:11.675 24 4
13 5   Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 21 +1:18.050 17 3
14 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 21 +1:50.142 28 2
15 19   Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 21 +1:56.893 26 1
16 77   Adrián Araujo Honda 21 +2:01.428 30
17 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 21 +2:05.356 12
18 12   Raúl Jara Aprilia 21 +2:09.956 23
19 48   Leandro Panadés Honda 21 +2:10.408 31
20 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 20 +1 lap 10
Ret 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 12 Accident 3
Ret 50   Andrea Ballerini Aprilia 6 Accident 2
Ret 31   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 6 Accident 11
Ret 7   Stefano Perugini Italjet 5 Accident 16
Ret 9   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 3 Accident 6
Ret 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 3 Retirement 13
Ret 34   Eric Bataille Honda 1 Accident 29
Ret 37   William de Angelis Honda 1 Accident 27
Ret 28   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 1 Retirement 19
Ret 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 0 Accident 22
Ret 6   Mirko Giansanti Honda 0 Accident 25
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round sixteen has concluded.[7][8]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2001 Brazilian MotoGP | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. June 13, 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Marlboro Yamaha two & three". yamaha-racing.com. Yamaha Motor Racing. Archived from the original on 26 November 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. ^ "The 2001 races – Brazil". Classic.autosport.com. Autosport. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · RIO GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 2001". Motogp.com.
  5. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 3 November 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Cinzano Rio Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). Motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 3 November 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  7. ^ "2001 Rio de Janeiro MotoGP : Classification" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  8. ^ "motogp.com · 500cc World Standing 2001". Motogp.com.


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